Hint: It’s not all about you.
James M. Citrin | Time.com
If there is a single piece of advice that can guarantee career success, it is this: Make those around you successful.
Richard Branson, billionaire founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, offered me this advice to pass on to aspiring young professionals: “Always look for the best in others,” he said, “Be compassionate and praise the people you work with.” Those who conduct themselves like this, he said, “will get on with others and, by extension, get the best results.”
Branson doesn’t just do this himself. He has built that ethos into the culture of his entire enterprise. Caring about the success of others is something his highly successful companies look for in their employees.